12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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1
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
2
Nantou
— 2 nights
3
Taipei
— 3 nights
4
Hualien
— 2 nights

2
nights
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get outside with Ai He (Love River) and then view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), then explore the wide array of goods at Hayashi Department Store, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kaohsiung road trip planning app.

Newark, USA to Kaohsiung is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newark to Kaohsiung, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Newark in April: high temperatures in Kaohsiung hover around 84°F and lows are around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tainan, Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area
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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store

2
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Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 28th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple, explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, and then admire the landmark architecture of Paper Dome. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street, then steep yourself in history at Wanchungong, then look for gifts at Parklane, and finally wander the streets of Lukang.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nantou trip maker tool.

Getting from Kaohsiung to Nantou by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Nantou is little chillier than Kaohsiung - with highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taichung, Lukang
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Lukang ©
Lukang

3
nights
Taipei

Taipei
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Wulai are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Taipei 101 and Dihua Street. Step out of Taipei to go to Gongliao and see Fulung Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ximending, stop by P.Seven, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

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You can drive from Nantou to Taipei in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in April, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

New Taipei
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Hualien Railway Cultural Area and then trek along Taroko Gorge. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Mukumugi Valley and then grab your bike and head to Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien trip planning site.

Take a train from Taipei to Hualien in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley
Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road ©
Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road

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